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In-Jung Kim, PhD

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Appointments

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sanes lab
Harvard University (2010)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Washington University in St. Louis (2004)
PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo (2003)
BS
Pohang University of Science and Technology (1993)

Research

Overview

Our current research involves both retina (light-sensitive layer of eye) and brain targets: 1) Retina project includes investigating how retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) acquire specific morphological structure during development and how they eventually recognize distinct visual cues (e.g. color, motion). We are examining potential effects of overexpression and knock-out of candidate genes on structural development and functional specification of distinct subsets of RGCs that may lead to alteration in visual perception. 2) In parallel, we are exploring subtype-specific regeneration ability of RGC subsets after optic-nerve damage. 3) Brain project focuses on the assembly of the neural circuits mediating visual threat-triggered defensive behavior. The ultimate goal is to define molecular mechanisms that underlie development of previously unexplored visual circuits contributing to function and dysfunction of fear- and stress- related brain circuitry. Our research methodology combines mouse genetics, AAV-mediated neurocircuit analysis, bioinformatics, optogenetics, confocal microscopy and behavioral tests.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Anatomy; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Fear; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Ophthalmology; Vision, Ocular

Research at a Glance

Yale Co-Authors

Frequent collaborators of In-Jung Kim's published research.

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Academic Achievements and Community Involvement

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    E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind Grant

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    Whitehall Foundation Research Grant

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    NIH Pathway to Independence Award

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    Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund Fellowship

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    MERCK AWARDS FOR GENOME-RELATED RESEARCH

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